Instituted in 2011, Camp Composition, a six Saturday writing camp, brings Northeast Florida students and parents together with lead local area teachers, UNF professors and UNF undergraduate and graduate education students in an effort to help local area school students in grades 4-11 earn higher Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) writing scores and acquire stronger lifelong writing skills.
Teachers and Campers
LIFE is a leadership development utility for education and community advocates. LIFE advocates for the marginalized populace plagued with unemployment, underemployment, underperforming schools, inadequate health services, and compromised housing. They take a systems approach to community development and believe those closest to communal problems are the best to create and exercise sustainable solutions. LIFE created a community development model that employs research as a tool to assess, challenge, and support change over time.
C.A.M.P. Osprey is an innovative leadership mentoring program that
pairs collegiate student leaders from the University of North Florida
with Duval County Public School students in grades 5-9. This will be an
on-campus immersion program and will provide weekly mentoring sessions
for middle school students in Duval County.The success of other programs like C.A.M.P. Osprey has had a great
impact in the state of Florida and has helped to develop the leadership
skills of hundreds of students. Student leaders selected to participate in our program are given the
opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, mentor a child in these
same leadership skills, make a difference in their community and
understand the influence on can have in the field of education and
educational leadership. Students who participate in this program can expect to see an
increase in their GPA, an increase in attendance and will help their
mentees decrease their incidence of suspensions (up to 72 percent).
Participants will also improve their public speaking abilities, as well
as their goal-setting and leadership skills.
Mentor and Mentees
Dr. Matt Ohlson, CAMP Osprey Coordinator